Uganda will host the African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) and an exhibition from October 24-26.
According to the statement by Asenti, the event to be held under the theme ‘Rethinking Innovation Africa’ will take place at the International University of East Africa (IUEA) and is expected to attract over 2000 delegates including 40 speakers from across the globe.
The summit that will attract over 100 exhibitors from across Africa will also be attended mostly by students, startups, micro enterprises, SMEs, representatives from the national chambers of commerce and professionals from across different industries in Uganda and other countries to focus on different pillars such youth empowerment through employability skills, energy, agribusiness, finance, media, science and mobile technology and new technology trends.
During the event, awards will be given to some of the best business ideas and startups in Uganda and other African countries.
The Summit’s main goals are to create a platform which enhances idea sharing and interaction among sectors in order for the entrepreneurs to be a catalyst for innovation and economic growth in Africa, organisers say.
ASENTI partners with brands and governmental ministries, and has previously partnered with Safaricom, KPMG East Africa and Communication Authority of Kenya among others, to execute its mandate.